Tribute was paid in the eastern Polish city of Lublin on Sunday to Poles expelled from the former eastern borderlands and deported to Siberia by the Soviet authorities. The Lublin ceremonies marked the 80th anniversary of mass deportations.
The pictures provide invaluable evidence on life in a camp that went largely un-photographed.
Written by an AK soldier in the camp the messages provide priceless information on the workings of one of the Nazi’s most notorious facilities.
Dubbed “a true friend of Poland” by the Polish ambassador in London, Jim Auton, a bomb aimer serving in 178 Squadron, took part in perilous missions to keep Polish combatants equipped during the ’44 Uprising.
The map, shown to world leaders, was packed full of mistakes, including putting Poland’s borders in the wrong place.
A documentary about Henryk Sławik and Jozsef Antall Sr., a Polish politician and a Hungarian government commissioner, respectively, who saved around 5,000 Polish Jews in Hungary during WWII, will have its premiere in Katowice, south Poland, on Monday.
Poland’s ambassador to London has said some Poles collaborated with German occupying forces during the Second World War but stressed that their “attitudes were not dominant or typical of Polish society.”
Doctors injected people with a dead typhus strain resulting in a positive test but no symptoms of the killer disease.
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Often defined by its associations with the Auschwitz concentration camp, the town of Oświęcim is in the process of discovering a thriving new identity.